Thursday, January 7, 2010

Weight Training and Endurance

I joined the gym two doors down from my apartment in Columbia, MO so that I can weight train for the MR340. Over the past two years I've learned quite a bit about weight training in general and how big of a role it plays in general fitness. An AMAZING book to really get your body into great shape is Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. It's smartly written and makes a lot of sense. It doesn't rely on any crazy diet but it does require a significant change in your daily eating and exercise habits.

Unfortunately I've been off my game for about 5 months now and have a lot of catching up to do. I plan to do my typical chest, shoulders, arms, legs and core routine but now I plan to get pretty specific when it comes to muscle endurance. That will require me to do a lot of high rep, low weight activities. I found a really great site that will help me develop a paddling specific weight routine and when I get it down, I'll post it here.

I'm pretty sure we'll be on the river this weekend, we'll post some pictures and updates while we do so. Hopefully the recent snows here won't cause any problems!

Keep paddling!


1 comment:

  1. You should also join a tanning salon to even out that skin color! jm